Wayne Rooney loving life at Everton FC after five in five
Rooney scores penalty against Swansea and is enjoying the deeper role in the Toffees team
December 19th, 2017
Wayne Rooney scored one penalty and missed another as Everton beat Swansea 3-1 on Monday night.
It means that the former Manchester United captain now has five goals in as many matches, with Rooney explaining how he puts topspin on his spot kicks in case they are saved.
“I’m a confident person and I believe in myself,” Rooney told Sky Sports.
“If you’ve noticed the two penalties I’ve missed we scored the rebound because I’ve put a bit of topspin on the ball knowing if I miss it will come back and we’ll score!
“I was never going to give that second penalty up.
“I was frustrated to miss the first one.
“I picked a corner for the second one and put my foot through it and thankfully it’s gone in.”
Rooney is excelling as playing as part of an attacking trident behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
“It’s the right position for me in this stage of my career,” Rooney said.
“I can pick my moments when to go in the box and when to stay out and try to help us control the game.
“I know I can play and score goals from there and create goals.
“I’ve been lucky to do that in the last few weeks.”